Citizens Bank Mourns Death of Longtime Board Member Dr. Reavis L. Mitchell

Reavis Mitchell, Nashville historian and Fisk professor, dies at 72

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Reavis L. Mitchell, a member of the Citizens Bank & Trust Company Boards of Directors. Dr. Mitchell has been a member of our Board for many years and together with our Chairman –  Richard Manson, Esq. – holds the longest tenure of Board membership among the current slate of Directors. Dr. Mitchell served as Vice Chairman of the Board for several years prior to his assuming the position of Vice Chairman Emeritus earlier this year.

Dr. Mitchell also served for many years as a Professor of History and Division Director of Social Sciences at Fisk University. He was a native of Nashville, Tennessee and a longtime parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Church on Heiman Street in North Nashville. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Fisk University with advanced degrees obtained from Tennessee State University (Masters of Science) and Middle Tennessee State University (Doctorate). Dr. Mitchell also attended Harvard University for post-doctoral studies.

An accomplished and highly respected historian in the Nashville community, Dr. Mitchell was among a number of local historians who organized Nashville’s Local Conference on African-American History and Culture. He was the author of the book “Thy Loyal Children Make Their Way: A History of Fisk University Since 1866”.

Please join us in keeping Dr. Mitchell and his family in our thoughts and prayers.